Maintain Your Poise, Our Security Is In God


The Bible stories, understood in their spiritual import, are life-changing. Many of the stories are about battles. Before Christian Science, I never related these battles to the battles that we each have with our own false beliefs.

Our wrong thoughts, fears, anxiety, sense of lack, impatience, envy, jealousy, greed, sensuality, hatred, etc. are often mighty battles that can needlessly go on, even for years.

It is heartening, though, that these mental battles can be overcome in the same manner as they were overcome in these Bible stories. The one and only answer is to first turn to God. That is where all the successful battles started — with His unerring direction.

What preceded the “turning,” though, was a life lived with God. Moses, David, and the other examples all walked with God. They humbly obeyed Him, trusted Him, they were familiar with His voice, they revered Him, honored Him, and loved Him. Living this way, when trouble arose, they immediately knew where to go for help, and were never found wanting.

I see clearly that this is the benefit of understanding the Bible stories. Mrs. Eddy has brought them alive through Science for us to learn from so that we may maintain our poise! If we are living Science, it means we are walking with God daily, moment by moment, and He is directing our path. There is no better way to keep our poise, with firm assurance that our security is in God.

As the Psalmist said in Psalm 46:1, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble”!

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